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Youssef En-Nesyri, a historic goal for the striker who was trained at the King of Morocco’s Academy

Giant Youssef En-Nesyri. This is how the center forward appeared to open the scoring in Portugal vs. Morocco in the quarterfinals of Qatar 2022. The Moroccan attacker scored with a header to make it 1-0 for the Africans.

En-Nesyri, 1.88 meters tall, is the number 9 for Sevilla in Spain and is shining in Qatar 2022, more than with goals, with his physical effort to add to the defensive order proposed by Morocco. He is the first to score.

And he appeared against Portugal to get ahead of goalkeeper Diogo Costa to score 1-0 with a header. The poor start of the Portugal goalkeeper allowed En-Nesyri to open the scoring and momentarily put Morocco in the semifinals.

In addition, it is the third goal he has scored in the World Cup. He marked Spain in Russia 2018 and in Qatar 2022 he marked Canada and now Portugal.

His story

En-Nesyri was born in Fez, the second largest city in Morocco, behind Casablanca, and there he was trained in football from a young age. He managed to make his dream come true after entering La Académie Mohammed VI de Football or simply La Académie Mohammed VI, an initiative of the King of Morocco to promote the sport.

This project was started by King Mohammed VI in 2009 to reshape the national sport in Morocco and was inaugurated a year later for children between the ages of 13 and 18.

Youssef En-Nesyri entered that academy and remained there until 2015, when Málaga signed him even as a youth – 18 years old -. Thus he began his path through Spanish football, later moving to Leganés and now in Seville.

And he scored a goal for Spain in Russia 2018 -also with a header- and now he does it against Portugal to take another step towards history in Qatar 2022.

Source: Elcomercio

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